BetterBricks recently published a video demonstrating the utility of luminaire-level lighting controls installed at the Pacific Tower, a historic building in Seattle.
Endeavor Business Media recently announced the launch of Smart Buildings Technology, a new brand dedicated to serving the ecosystem that brings integrated intelligence to new construction and existing commercial buildings. Comprising a digital magazine [launching June 21, 2021], website, newsletters, and online conference, [Smart Connect, November 17, 2021], Smart Buildings Technology covers the latest developments in communications systems, energy efficiency, IT/OT integration, intelligent building systems, occupant health and safety, and more.
Two of the best investments building owners and corporate tenants can make to improve employee well-being and energy efficiency are automated shading systems and modern LED lighting with advanced wireless controls, says Controlling Comfort and Energy in Offices, a new publication by the New Buildings Institute.
In an article recently published by NEMA, Martin Mercier, Strategic Marketing Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions talks about the ways in which lighting can contribute to the smart city. Lighting provides infrastructure for data collection, he notes. Standardization and an open ecosystem for partnerships will be key to realizing this opportunity.
My blog post from April 1, 2020, entitled “Lessons Learned from Living Lab” describes a research project about retrofitting existing spaces with networked lighting control systems (NLCs). It contains recommendations for how to avoid typical of problems that may be encountered on an NLC install. This post will elaborate on some of those “lessons” and recommendations.
On May 19, 2021, BetterBricks, a commercial building resource from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), is bringing together experts from the University of Oregon and University of Washington to host a free webinar on the potential of lighting controls to improve human health and building efficiency.
Cybersecurity and privacy concerns in the smart home have the potential to worsen with device ownership and demand for gadgets growing. In building their solutions, industry participants should therefore treat cybersecurity protections as the norm. Looking past functionality and user experience, privacy also needs to be factored into the process. These were among the key recommendations of CABA’s Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Connected Home Landmark Research project, carried out by CABA member Frost & Sullivan.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published Part 3 of EE302: A Year with a Networked Lighting Control System, a new learning module in its popular Education Express online education program.
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking consultant services to develop a method for quantifying the financial value of non-energy benefits of advanced building controls. The deadline for RFP responses is March 1, 2021 and the DLC expects to award a contract for the work by March 12.
Networked lighting controls may get a boost in adoption by shifting the conversation beyond mere energy benefits, says Liesel Whitney-Schulte and Dan Mellinger.